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De-Mystifying the 2017 Constitutional Convention Ballot Proposal
Academic II Recital Hall, Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


What Can Prevent the Next Corporate Meltdown?
Jerome Green Hall, Room 106, Columbia Law School Campus, 435 W 116th St, New York
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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News Stories

“A: Because It’s Full Of Mormons”

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Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, Washington, DC, March 29, 2017.

“No Small Feat: Retail Troubles”

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Chris_rene, Scalping Strategy, March 28, 2017.

“States Forecast Sluggish Tax Revenue Growth as Budget Negotiations Start”

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The Bond Buyer, New York, NY, March 28, 2017.

“How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive”

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Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View, New York, NY, March 28, 2017.

“U.S. states lower revenue estimates amid tax, economic uncertainty”

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Reuters News Service, March 27, 2017.

“Casinos might need more than games to keep gamblers as competition grows”

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Richard Chang, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, March 26, 2017.

“Most States Would Have Seen Declines in Federal Medicaid Funds from 2001 to 2011 Under a Per Enrollee Spending Cap Limiting Growth to Medical Inflation”

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The Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA, March 24, 2017.

“Capital Region health leaders consider industry's uncertain future”

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Claire Hughes, Times Union, Albany, NY, March 24, 2017.

“Trumpcare analyzed at Albany forum”

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Benita Zahn, WNYT-TV, Albany, NY, March 24, 2017.

“Tuition-free plan for SUNY has flaws”

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Jay Jochnowitz, Times Union The Observation Deck Blog, Albany, NY, March 24, 2017.

“Repeal of health law would eliminate popular NYS marketplace plan”

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Karen Shakerdge, WXXI News, Rochester, NY, March 248, 2017.

“March 23, 2017: President Jim Malatras”

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Susan Arbetter, Capitol Pressroom: WCNY-FM, Syracuse, NY, March 23, 2017.

“Implications of Reduced Federal Medicaid Funds: How Could States Fill the Funding Gap?”

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Allison Valentine, Robin Rudowitz, and Don Boyd and Lucy Dadayan, The Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA, March 22, 2017.

“State legislature changes Cuomo's free tuition plan”

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Karen DeWitt, New York State Public Radio, Albany, NY, March 16, 2017.

“Why Oil and Coal States Are Slashing Their Education Budgets”

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Aria Bendix, The Atlantic, Washington, DC, March 15, 2017.

“NY governor's free college tuition plan prompts wider debate”

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David Klepper, Associated Press News Service, March 13, 2017.

“AGC's Data DI Gest: March 6-10, 2017”

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Ken Simonson, Construction Citizen, Washington, DC, March 13, 2017.

“Cuomo’s free tuition bill will likely see ‘tweaks’”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union, Albany, NY, March 13, 2017.

“How Refinancing Debt Can Help Pensions”

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Liz Farmer, Governing Magazine, Washington, DC, March 8, 2017.

“SANDAG Sat for a Year on News That Transnet’s Price Tag Rose by $8 Billion”

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Andrew Keatts, Voice of San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 6, 2017.

“Aging Population Will Lead To Lower State Tax Revenue”

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Gerald B. Silverman, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report, New York, NY, March 3, 2017.

“Cuomo reform expert will be fellow at Rockefeller Institute”

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Casey Seiler, Times Union Capitol Confidential Blog, Albany, NY, March 2, 2017.

“Should states cut taxes on retirement income?”

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Renu Zaretsky, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA, March 1, 2017.

“Muni Bond And REIT Investor Alert: Beware The Amazon Effect”

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Marilyn Cohen, Forbes, New York, NY, February 28, 2017.

“Letters: Get a handle on pension costs to taxpayers”

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Stephen Waguespack, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, February 27, 2017.

“For many small colleges, it’s a challenge just to stay open”

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Caroline Simon, USA Today, McLean, VA, February 24, 2017.

“How Much Investment Risk Should Pension Funds Take?”

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Truong Bui, Reason Foundation Out of Control Policy Blog, Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2017.

“Casino Companies Seek Foothold in Georgia, the U.S.'s Last Big Untapped Gambling Market”

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Chris Kirkham, Morningstar.com, Chicago, IL, February 23, 2017.

“What Brookings experts are saying about Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) repeal/replace”

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Fred Dews, Brookings Institution Blog, Washington, DC, February 22, 2017.

“Onondaga County taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize profitable businesses (Your letters)”

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The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, February 22, 2017.

“US public pension funds lower expectations”

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Robin Respaut, Reuters News Service, February 21, 2017.

“Gov. Cuomo's family ties to his new state operations director date back to Clinton administration”

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Kenneth Lovett, Daily News, New York, NY, February 20, 2017.

“Graphics that explain ‘sin tax’ revenue in Massachusetts”

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Matt Rocheleau, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, February 18, 2017.

“Will Public Pensions Regret Dumping Hedge Funds?”

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Robert Teitelman, Institutional Investor, New York, NY, February 15, 2017.

“Panel Examines What Works, What Doesn’t in ACA Marketplaces”

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Michael Laff, AAFP News, Leawood, KS, February 14, 2017.

“New research role for top Cuomo aide”

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Casey Seiler, Times Union, Albany, NY, February 14, 2017.

“Study finds N.C. ranks high in Affordable Care Act enrollment, costs and subsidies”

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Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, February 13, 2017.

“Report: ACA Marketplace Turmoil Due to Sicker-Than-Expected Enrollees”

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Julie Gould (Mazurkiewicz), Managed Health Care Connect, East Windsor, NJ, February 13, 2017.

“Call him Dr. Malatras: Former state ops director lands at Rockefeller Institute”

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Casey Seiler, Times Union, Albany, NY, February 13, 2017.

“Big state subsidy for pensions spurs concern for Georgia lawmakers”

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James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, February 13, 2017.

“N.C. among tops in country for sick ACA signups”

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Richard Craver, News & Record, Raleigh, NC, February 13, 2017.

“Sicker-Than-Expected Obamacare Enrollees Causing Market Turmoil”

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Sara Hansard, Bloomberg BNA, New York, NY, February 10, 2017.

“Sicker population + state policy = NC’s high ACA costs”

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John Murawski, The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, February 10, 2017.

“United States: Projecting Returns When Crafting A Divorce Settlement”

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Mark A. Ashton, Mondaq News Alerts, London, UK, February 10, 2017.

“Study looks at five states’ experience with Obamacare”

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Claire Hughes, Times Union The Pulse Blog, Albany, NY, February 10, 2017.

“Cuomo taps HCR chief to take over as state operations director”

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Matthew Hamilton, Times Union Capitol Confidential Blog, Albany, NY, February 10, 2017.

“Michigan's experience with Obamacare could be model for nation, UM health researcher says”

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Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business, Detroit, MI, February 10, 2017.

“What worked and what didn’t in Obamacare exchange? Study might offer lessons for Congress”

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Daniel Chang, Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, FL, February 10, 2017.

“Report: ACA enrollees were sicker than anticipated”

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Brent Griffiths, PoliticoPro, Arlington, VA, February 9, 2017.

“How has Obamacare impacted state health care marketplaces?”

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Michael Morrisey, Richard P. Nathan, Alice M. Rivlin, and Mark Hall, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, February 9, 2017.

“Unlike many, New York mostly avoids risky pension gambles”

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Robert Downen, Times Union, Albany, NY, February 9, 2017.

“Casino backers hedge bets with changes to bill ahead of first hearing”

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Aaron Gould Sheinin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, February 8, 2017.

“Cuomo’s Casino Embrace”

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Spectrum News State of Politics Blog, Albany, NY, February 8, 2017.

“CalPERS's sees 5.8 percent return with new allocation; below 7 percent goal”

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Max Whittaker, Reuters News Service, February 8, 2017.

“Gov. Bentley’s gambling advisory council extends deadline, hears from voters”

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Maggie Walsh, The Alabama Baptist, Homewood, AL, February 7, 2017.

“Despite risks, public pensions put faith in long-term returns”

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Robin Respaut, Reuters News Service, February 6, 2017.

“Troubled operator to be saved by opening of Suffolk OTB Islandia”

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Adam Morgan, World Casino News, Hyampom, CA, February 6, 2017.

“Win a Super Bowl bet? Give Uncle Sam his share”

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Kay Bell, Yahoo! Finance, New York, NY, February 6, 2017.

“Suffolk OTB counts on a casino in Islandia to counter bankruptcy”

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Carl MacGowan, Newsday, Huntington, NY, February 5, 2017.

“Video casinos and education contributions”

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Newsday, Huntington, NY, February 5, 2017.

“Plan to eliminate property taxes gives Lehigh Valley school officials nightmares”

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Andrew Wagaman, The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, February 4, 2017.

“Despite a Slump, Tax Revenue Has Recovered in 27 States”

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Barbara Rosewicz and Daniel Newman, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA, February 2, 2017.

“Rockefeller Institute points out pension risk to taxpayers”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union Capitol Confidential Blog, Albany, NY, February 1, 2017.

“With Less State Aid, Localities Look for Ways to Cope”

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Mike Maciag and J.B. Wogan, Governing Magazine, Washington, DC, February 2017.

“SUNY proposals would keep more students on track for graduation”

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Daniel S. Wells, The Legislative Gazette, Albany, NY, January, 31, 2017.

“Towns Must Weigh Gambling's Consequences”

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Kent J. Siladi, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, January 28, 2017.

“Simulation Models Illuminate Risks Faced by Public Pension Plans”

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Before It's News, Mill Valley, CA, January 26, 2017.

“OpenSky analysis: National trends highlight need for budgetary caution”

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Chuck Brown, Open Sky Policy Institute, Lincoln, NE, January 26, 2017.

“BUDGET DAY for de Blasio — ETHICS PLAN in Albany — NYT calls Trump remarks ‘LIE’ on front page”

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Jimmy Vielkind and Azi Paybarah with Addy Baird and Daniel Lippman, Politico, Arlington, VA, January 24, 2017.

“Groups opposed to and in support of third CT casino continue efforts”

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Rob Polansky, WFSB-TV, Hartford, CT, January 24, 2017.

“Nancy Zimpher: SUNY to launch new foundation”

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Bethany Bump, Times Union, Albany, NY, January 23, 2017.

“Chancellor focuses on ‘systemness’ in last State of SUNY address”

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Zachary Matson, Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY, January 23, 2017.

“SUNY Chancellor highlights progress in her final ‘State of the University’ address”

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Livingston County News, Geneseo, NY, January 23, 2017.

“Broad Muni-Bond Exposure at a Modest Fee”

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Phillip Yoo, Morningstar, Chicago, IL, January 20, 2017.

“States hope Trump era will reset federal relationship”

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Reid Wilson, The Hill, Washington, DC, January 19, 2017.

“Refugee Work Motivates Maxwell Alumna in New Role as Empire State Fellow”

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Kathleen Haley, Syracuse University News, Syracuse, NY, January 18, 2017.

“There’s no money in being a martyr”

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Jason Subik, The Leader-Herald, Gloversville, NY, January 15, 2017.

The Week in Public Finance: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Risky Pensions and NYC’s Surprising Fiscal Health”

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Liz Farmer, Governing Magazine, Washington, DC, January 13, 2017.

“Etowah group to gaming council: Don't shut us out”

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Donna Thornton, The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL, January 13, 2017.

“2017 Municipal Market Outlook Part 2: Adapting to an unstable equilibrium in a year of disruptive change”

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George Friedlander, The Weekly Municipal Perspective, Brooklyn, NY, January 13, 2017.

“Free college explained in a global context”

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Jason Lane, The Conversation, Boston, MA, January 11, 2017.

“State government? He wrote the book”

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Chris Bragg, Times Union, Albany, NY, January 11, 2017.

“Conservative Party gears up for election battle”

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Paula Katinas, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, January 10, 2017.

“Drop in population, employment and sales numbers adds to Pennsylvania budget woes”

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Steve Esack and Eugene Tauber, The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, January 2, 2017.

“A Strategy for Conflict”

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Mark Funkhauser, Governing Magazine, Washington, DC, January 2017.

“13 Issues for States to Watch in 2017”

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News Staff, Governing Magazine, Washington, DC, January 2017.

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